Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Hungry to Learn

Year: 2019
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 84 minutes

Hungry to Learn
Hungry to Learn
Hungry to Learn
Hungry to Learn

As the price of tuition and the cost of living continue to rise, getting a higher education is becoming more and more expensive for Americans. So expensive, in fact, a growing number of students find themselves going hungry and homeless in pursuit of a degree. Many endure their struggle in silence, thinking they are the only ones left to choose between classes, books, and daily meals. But, unfortunately, this situation is much more common than we’d like to believe. With the average student graduating with around $37,000 in debt, affordable education is clearly an enormous problem for families and individuals nationwide. Documenting the experiences of four college students as they battle food insecurity and poverty, HUNGRY TO LEARN opens the conversation around the price of education, and those suffering under the current system, in the wealthiest country in the world. — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 1:20 PM

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
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Film Sponsors

John Carroll University - Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Community Foundation of Lorain County

Community Partners

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

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